At D and L Mechanical Services, we like to keep our customers happy and comfortable all year round. That means we keep your Gas furnace, air conditioners and other equipment running flawlessly. Unfortunately, like your car, these items won’t run forever without regular maintenance. That’s exactly the reason we encourage all of our customers to get an annual tune-up on their furnaces, ACs. For obvious reasons, spring is the best time for an AC tune-up, and fall is the best time for a Gas furnace check-up.
Benefits of a Gas Furnace Check-Up
There are many benefits to getting a gas furnace check-up. At D and L Mechanical Services we have broken it down for you to show you how a gas furnace check-up now will more than pay for itself in repair savings, comfort and convenience and prevent future breakdowns:
- Avoid Frustrating Breakdowns in the cold months of winter
Does your gas furnace ever stop working in the middle of the day or does not start the first time? It’s always the coldest day of the year. That’s because if your gas furnace has been struggling to work or has something loose or cracked, etc., it will break when it is under the most stress and inconvenient time. If it’s a cold day, your gas furnace will be working extra hard and extra-long cycles to keep your home comfortable. Rather than suffer in the freezing temperatures waiting for a HVAC Contractor to show up, probably on one of the busiest days for furnace repair if your furnace has had a tune-up, it would be very unlikely to break down. Tune-ups prevent most breakdowns from occurring.
- Increase Energy Efficiency and Save, $$$$, $$$$!
A furnace that has been maintained with parts that are cleaned, oiled, tightened, repaired and running smoothly will run much more efficiently than one that is neglected. Considering that heating and cooling costs account for roughly 50% of the average home’s energy bills, this can add up to some significant savings.
- Keep Your Home and Your Family Safe from Fire Hazards
Furnace tune-ups will catch 98% of problems that could lead to fire hazards. During a D and L Mechanical furnace tune-up appointment, the technician will check things like electrical wiring, burners and safety controls. A furnace can produce carbon monoxide because of a mechanical failure or as the result of a cracked heat exchanger, flue or burner problems. Incorrect installation, damage caused by basement flooding, and even pilot lights can also produce deadly carbon monoxide. A technician will check all of these safety concerns.
- Extending the Life of Your Furnace and Make Your Furnace Last
Let’s face it, replacing a furnace or air conditioner is one of the most expensive appliance in your home. No one wants to replace them. We only replace them when they are broken (like when they’re leaking water!) or are nickel and diming us to death and it just makes more sense to purchase a new one. Obviously, regular maintenance and cleaning will keep your system running more smoothly and efficiently and help it to last as long as possible. Plus, a small repair caught early will cost you much less than the major repair it may lead to later.
- Keep Manufacturer Warranties Valid
Many systems come with a manufacturer’s warranty which covers certain parts and large repairs for a particular amount of time. No one wants to find out their warranty has been voided because they didn’t keep up the maintenance required in the warranty contract. (in the fine print)
If you haven’t scheduled a furnace tune-up this season with D and L Mechanical Services, give us a call and we’ll send one of our skilled technicians to your home to make sure your furnace runs smoothly and keeps your family warm all winter long.
Call us at (540) 295-6697 or contact us online to make an appointment. www.DandLMechanical.com